I really liked most of Hancock, right up until it got wierd. I think a lot of people felt the same way as the movie fell apart in critics hands despite remaining profitable.
But Peter Berg was quoted recently saying that they are still considering a Hancock 2!
[Sony Pictures] would like to fast-track it, but Will’s busy, I’m pretty busy. We’re excited to do one, but we want the script to be right and the movie to be right. We don’t feel a burning imperative to go right back into it” says Berg.
I agree that any story has a chance to be a good story. But the hook for Hancock has already played itself out.
(Spoilers – But if you haven’t seen it by now you likely don’t care anyways) The badass misdirected superhero finds a public image and can actually feel good about himself and then finds out his publicists’ wife is a GOD? And so is he? And for no other reason they make a mess if they are together?
At least the film ended with some resolution to the storylines. Hancock has direction and a mission. He is being responsible with the powers he has and it wraps up in a nice neat little package. I worry that a sequel might just be forced.